Crux

If you were to design a comprehensive Christian curriculum, where would you start: the Bible or Christ? Christ is the crux through which God makes himself known to us, but then we learn about Christ through the testimony of Scriptures. So it’s like a circular reasoning, a chicken-and-egg thing. Barth, I think, had the same problem, and that’s why he spent more than a thousand of pages in theology of the Word of God to kick off his dogmatics. Interestingly, the form of his theology of the Word is trinitarian, where the whole is contained in each form of the Word of God: Christ, the Scriptures, and the proclamation of the church. So I guess actually it makes the problem even acute, now that actually we should have realized that the Trinity is the logic of Christian belief. I can roughly sketch how it works, but I think I still need to sort this out.

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